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How to Read Your Tire

A very common question we receive is “How do I know what kind of tire I am running?”
While there are a number of different size truck tires available today, the four most common sizes used are : 295/75R 22.5, 285/75R 24.5, 11R 22.5 and 11R 24.5

11R22.5
Commonly referred to as a “Tall 2”
11R24.5
Commonly referred to as a “Tall 4”
295/75R22.5
Commonly referred to as a “Low Pro 22.5 or Low 2”
285/75R24.5
Commonly referred to as a “Low Pro 24.5 or Low 4”

In order to determine the size you’re running, it’s beneficial to understand
exactly how to read the sidewall of your tire. Check out the tire below.
Move your cursor over the blue markings to learn what each item means.
Tire Mount
Yellow Dot
Indicates the light point of the tire, line the yellow dot up with the heavy point on the wheel which is at the valve stem. This method provides the most balanced assembly.
Red Dot
Indicates the high point of the tire. The tire can be mounted with the high point (red dot) 180 degrees off from the dimple located on the back side of the wheel’s outer flange which indicates the high point of the wheel. This method provides the most round assembly.
Green Dot
(or any other colored dots)
Indicates the tire has passed inspection at the assembly plant, these inspection dots have no useful meaning for mounting.